Outdoor recreation for children with disabilities; Recreational therapy for children; Behavior therapy for children--United States; Social skills; Barrier-free design for children with disabilities
Participating in outdoor recreation benefits a person’s health and wellness, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. Many individuals appreciate the social and physical benefits of participation in a summer camp program. Individuals with disabilities are often unable to access many outdoor activities or camp environments due to issues with accessibility. Integrating the seven principles of universal design into a camp environment may improve inclusion in camp related programs and activities. This project focused on the accommodation needs of Camp Indianola in Indianola, Washington through consideration of the incorporation of the principles of universal design throughout the camp. An educational manual was created for the faculty of Camp Indianola showcasing the inclusion of the principles of universal design to common camp areas as well as essential information regarding specific methods and training for working with individuals with special needs.
Lucretia Berg, MSOT, OTR/L
Tatiana Kaminsky, Ph.D., OTR/L
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound